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Higher Level Teaching Assistant status is achieved by undergoing a three-day preparation for assessment course delivered by an approved Provider of Preparation (e.g. Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College), followed by assessment by a Regional Provider of Assessment. The three-day course is coaching in preparation of material for assessment, it is not training for the HLTA role. There is an application process for places.
The cost of gaining HLTA status is £840:
- £390 for the three-day course (£325 for schools with an HTLC subscription)
- £450 for the assessment
The full amount will be charged to schools on completion of session 1.
EligibilityTeaching Assistants must have specified qualifications in literacy and numeracy and be able to write about how they have worked during the past year one-to-one, with a group and with a whole class (the latter without a teacher present).
Applicants must have qualifications in numeracy and literacy. See Required Qualifications for details. Candidates without these qualifications can take access tests. These tests are to gain access to HLTA. They do not lead to a qualification and can be used for no other purpose. See the HNAP Level 2 Access tests for full information.
To apply for a place on the three-day course, you are kindly requested to submit the following completed documentation:
- HLTA application form
- copies of your numeracy and literacy certificates
Important: Please DO NOT post applications. All the required documentation should be scanned and emailed to HLTA.Enquiries@hants.gov.uk by the application deadlines detailed in the table below.
Online training arrangements – important information
Our Spring HLTA Preparation for Assessment course will be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, as below:
8 February 2022 - 9am to 4pm
15 February 2022 - 9am to 4pm
1 March 2022 - 9am to 4pm
5 April 2022 - 1pm to 3pm
Dates for next intakes
|Term||Apply by||Notify by||Course day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Submit work||Assessment window|
|Spring 2022||25 Jan 2022||1 Feb 2022||Virtual training
8 Feb 2022
15 Feb 2022
1 Mar 2022
5 April 2022
|19 Apr 2022||26 Apr - 24 May 2022|
|Summer 2022||26 Apr 2022||3 May 2022||Virtual training
10 May 2022
17 May 2022
24 May 2022
28 June 2022
|5 July 2022||12 July - 14 Sept 2022|